"I have no choice": Paula Badosa reveals reason behind Paris Olympics withdrawal

Thursday, 13 June 2024 at 14:50
Spain’s tennis star Paula Badosa has revealed the reason for not participating in the Summer Olympics. The mega-event is set to be organised in the capital of France, Paris, this year, where thousands of athletes will take part in different sports.
One of the most anticipated events is women’s tennis, where some of the best in the world will showcase their talent to secure the ultimate glory for their respective countries.
One of the most notable players who have already announced their withdrawal from the upcoming mega-event is Badosa.
The 26-year-old revealed the primary reason behind her decision in a detailed post on her official Instagram account.
She stated that looking at her injury record and how she has struggled with fitness concerns, her decision to withdraw was the only logical solution.
"Hello everyone, due to my current situation with my injury, unfortunately I will not be able to go to the Olympics,” she wrote. “It has been a very difficult decision for me. Due to the calendar and changes in surface, my back cannot handle that demand.
Paula Badosa was knocked out of the French Open after losing in the third-round. 
“I wish my professional situation were different, but since this injury, I have to take my career in a different direction, and give up very difficult things for me. And I have no choice but to accept it."
Badosa has struggled with fitness concern over the last 18 months. The former world number two missed majority of the 2023 season because of a stress facture.
It was because of this reason that she ended up not taking part in three out of four Grand Slams last year. Badosa returned to the court this season but has struggled with form.
The New York-born star’s journey in the Australian Open came to end in the third round where she lost to Amanda Anisimova in straight sets with a score of 7-5, 6-4.
She recently participated in the French Open, where once again, her journey came to an end in the third, as she lost to the current world number two, Aryna Sabalenka, with a score of 7-5, 6-1.

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